Secret to beautiful hair & scalp

When your scalp is too dry, too oily or plagued with dandruff, healthy looking hair won’t happen unless you incorporate scalp care into your hair regime. Over the years, Paul Penders has developed a great hair and scalp treatment which delivers beautiful, healthy hair. The important first step is to cleanse the scalp thoroughly. Powerful rainforest herbs from Malaysia slowly saturate and purify the scalp while loosening dandruff. For the healthiest hair, the process is as follow:

  1. Apply Pegaga Scalp Cleansing Treatment.
    Gently massage until scalp feels warm. Leave in for 10 minutes (60 max) and cover hair with a plastic shower cap or wrap in a towel or cloth for best results.
  2. Shampoo clean with our Time Release Jasmine Shampoo
    After scalp cleansing, wash thoroughly with our scented Jasmine Shampoo to ensure a healthy foundation for beautiful hair.

  3. Deep condition with our Herbal Lemon Conditioner
    After shampooing, while hair is still wet, apply Herbal Lemon Conditioner, especially designed to correct dry and brittle ends without weighing down hair. Adds moisture as well to hair.
  4. Apply Intensive Hair Repair Therapy
    Restore balance and life to dry, damaged and chemically treated hair with regular Intensive Hair Repair Therapy treatments. Leaves hair full of vitality and shine, without weighing it down. Also targets split ends. For beautiful shiny hair.
  5. Finish with Holy Basil Conditioning Scalp Toner
    Beautiful hair starts with a healthy scalp. A scalp and hair solution designed to ensure circulation and balance sebum production. Calms scalp. Restores luster and shine. To use Holy Basil Conditioning Scalp Toner, apply sparingly directly onto the scalp.
  6. To tame frizzy hair, use Leave-In Defrizzing Balm
    Protect, moisturize and tame frizzy, dry hair with our Defrizzing Balm made from herbal essential oils providing vitamins and minerals. Leave in for the healthiest, most manageable hair.

                                                                                                      Information by: Katja




My Secret for Beautiful Hair

Let me share my professional secret for beautiful hair.
Katja Penders….: “Our family’s tradition and experience in cosmetology goes back for over 100 years in Europe, USA and now in Asia. I have seen hundreds of examples of how to obtain beautiful hair.

But I also learned that the secret to having beautiful hair starts by maintaining a healthy scalp.
When the scalp is too dry, too oily or plagued with dandruff, healthy hair won’t happen unless we incorporate a “scalp-care” treatment into your hair-care regime.
Over the years we developed a 4-STEP Hair & Scalp Treatment program where the very first important step is to cleanse the scalp.
Paul Penders hair care range contains a wonderful and unique product called Pegaga Scalp Cleansing Treatment. Pegaga is a powerful Malaysian herb that grows wild in this great tropical Langkawi GEOPARK rainforest island.
It is used for centuries by local people for cleansing the body and beauty treatments. It is a powerful herb that deeply cleanses impurities from the scalp while at the same time takes care of dandruff problems.
One full treatment is described below which should be done twice a week until enough improvement is made. Later on it can be used as a healthy and relaxing total hair and scalp maintenance treatment every 2 weeks, or once a month.
I know several people who started using the treatments and the result is more beautiful, healthy, shiny, and fuller hair.
Please follow this easy 4-step process:


And interesting enough…. people report not only more beautiful hair and dandruff disappears, but some told me their headaches as well!!   For us at Paul Penders, that makes perfect sense!”

Katja Penders


A different approach to shampooing hair

A different approach to shampooing hair
Paul Penders Time Release Jasmine Shampoo uses a unique Two-Step washing process that includes a “Time Release” approach. During scalp-cleansing and hair-washing (2 different steps) not much suds appear. Only by adding a little bit of water to the hair during washing, the natural shampoo formula “breaks open” and some gentle suds appears to cleanse hair beautifully.
Why is Paul Penders shampoo created with a 2-Step formula?
During application (Step 1) the scalp is being cleansed, which is important because a clean scalp is essential to healthy and beautiful hair. Since the shampoo is especially made that foam does not develop right away, therefore our shampooing process is called ‘Time-Release’ or ‘Time Delayed’.
As the scalp is gently massaged first, our precious certified organic herbal extract relaxes and cleanses scalp.
Step 2 starts by adding a little bit of water and when the formula “breaks-open” some foam develops only right now. Thus Step 1 is cleansing the scalp and Step 2 is the actual washing of hair.

A special washing process that no other shampoo offers.
The Jasmine Time Release shampoo suds are kept to a minimum because soap-suds tend to dry out hair. It strips hair of essential moisture as well. While almost all shampoos are designed to create a very rich lather using chemicals like Sodium Lauryl (and other) Sulphates, our natural shampoo makes only gentle suds that are derived from sugar. Thus shampoo-suds from a natural source that foams moderately and is exceptional mild for hair and scalp.

Shampoo-suds do not provide any health benefit to hair.
At the contrary; studies over more than 25 years showed that too much shampoo suds tends to weaken hair over time.
One of the great ingredients we use in our natural Jasmine Time Release Shampoo is pure olive oil that has been used for centuries by Mediterranean women as an essential beauty treatment for healthy hair.

Olive oil also tends to beautify hair over time resulting in fuller and shiny hair.
All Paul Penders natural cosmetics contain LevensESSENTIE Gold®
an extract of 22 certified organic herbs from the East and West, a traditional recipe passed down from Paul’s grandmother. We tested this way of cleansing hair for many years and now people use it in all parts of the world. There is no other shampoo available same as ours!
Paul Penders Natural Hair Care Products Are Legendary.
Just 6 exceptional high-quality haircare products deliver all anyone wants in order to treat scalp and hair naturally. Paul’s products are preferred by several pro-styling hair salons around the world. As he started as a hair stylist himself in Europe, over many years he created his product in his own salons to ensure bringing the finest results.
Now, for all who really want more suds during washing… just wash hair quickly for a 2ND time with only few drops of shampoo and… more suds will be there!
See here Katja’s story “My Secret for Beautiful Hair” about an easy 4-step natural hair care treatment program that was so successful for herself that she start advising it to many friends who experienced same wonderful results!

Rescue Blemish Away ….. A Volcanic Effect!

Sulfur is one of the ‘secret’ ingredients of Rescue Blemish Away, the small successful and very effective product that we make for over 40 years for people that are plagued with pimples, break-outs and oily skin who expect an overnight success…. ! What is sulfur and why do we use it for so many years?
Sulfur is mainly found in areas of high volcanic activity. Sulfur compounds make Icelandic bath tubs smell like eggs as Iceland uses geothermal energy to heat its water. But it is not just around volcanos that sulfur can be found. Salt flats are a cozy home for many sulfur producing bacteria and sulfur is an essential element in pretty much all living things. It helps our cells to utilize oxygen efficiently and is also part of our DNA.
In addition, much of the strength in our hair can be attributed to sulfur that occur in our keratin; the hairs protein. It is through making changes to keratin that we can straighten or perm wave our hair. It occurs naturally in our bodies and in the environment. Sulfur is good even if it smells bad.

So what good does sulfur do in this great natural skin care product?
Sulfur is an ingredient to reduce blemishes and to control dandruff and even can prevent hair loss. To me sulfur is a most amazing ingredient with its anti-acne, anti-ageing and anti-bacterial credentials. It is calming and soothing when used in the right proportions. If one suffers from acne, psoriasis, scalp problems or other skin conditions, it is worth trying Rescue Blemish Away.
At my days as a cosmetologist in The Netherlands, I used this wonderful product even on the scalp as “scalp mask treatment” with often amazing results by dandruff and sometimes hair loss. Women who have experienced the almost magic touch of Rescue Blemish Away keep this great product always as “emergency” treatment at hand to quickly heal and clear blemishes.
Simply dot Rescue Blemish Away on the affected areas at bed-time and by morning, wake up to clear, radiant skin. It helps correct breakouts and minimizes the appearance of minor imperfections. Restores balance to blemished skin and includes LevensESSENTIE Gold® mixture of 22 certified organically grown herbs. This traditional formulation is our pride for over 40 years.
We thank Nature for sulfur; a truly wonderful super-ingredient!

Ingredients Rescue Blemish Away:
Kaolin, Avena Sativa (Oatmeal) Kernel Meal, Angelica Archangelica (Angelica) Extract, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower) Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinalis (Ginger) Root Extract, Panax Quinquefolium (Ginseng) Root Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Equisetum Hyemale (Horsetail) Extract, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Centella Asiatica (Pennywort) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Archillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Menthol, Sulfur, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract.

Pegaga, the wonder herb of the 21st century

World Health Organization calls Malaysian herb a wonder herb for the 21st century!
Pegaga is called by the World Health Organization as one of the most important medicinal plant species to be conserved. Found in Malaysia, pegaga is a member of the parsley family; a slender herbaceous creeper that inhabits marshy areas and is found along roadsides and ditches.
It has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine. Pegaga has been important in Malaysia’s medicinal systems and is thought by many to prolong life. Pegaga is a rich source of vitamin K and contains magnesium, calcium and other essential nutritional ingredients.

Traditional use for pegaga include applications for skin and hair disorders; mental & physical fatigue; expelling parasites, even treating hysteria, asthma, and varicose veins. Active constituents in pegaga differ depending on where it is gathered. One not familiar with this fantastic herb (and not many are but what may change after WHO’s statement) will be surprised about the power and many uses of pegaga.

  • calming effect on the body
  • used to support the central nervous system
  • helps alleviate fatigue and reduces the effects of depression and insomnia
  • increases brain function, improving concentration and memory
  • a positive effect on circulation throughout the body; strengthens veins and capillaries
  • antibiotic properties that support the immune system


  • relieves colds and respiratory problems, congestion, fever and sore throat
  • supports the heart and promotes healthy liver and kidney function
  • detoxifies the body of chemicals and drugs
  • improves wound healing
  • used to treat burns, scars, psoriasis and eczema.

Not without reason, the World Health Organization classifies pegaga as one of the important plant species in the world to be conserved. Pegaga extract is used in ALL Paul Penders natural organic cosmetics. The green leave image at front of each packaging symbolizes pegaga. It is one of the herbs of our 22 LevensESSENTIE® organic herbal extract what makes Paul Penders products unique, effecive and special indeed.